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factitious - artificial; produced artificially; sham; false; Ex. factitious tears
impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented
expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
odious - arousing strong dislike; hateful(causing hatred); vile
renown - fame; ADJ. renowned
optimist - person who looks on the bright side; N. optimism